Books That Have Caught My Eye

There are a few books that have caught my attention this last month that I am excited to get my hands on and read. I have heard great things about them from people have been raving on about them all over the internet! So, to keep this post short and sweet, here are three books that are on my list or TBR wishlist.

The Lies We Told by Camilla Way


“When Clara’s boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he’s left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he’s been kidnapped. Then Luke’s older sister, Emma, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.

Emma wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened–even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke’s mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.”


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PROS & CONS of Physical and Digital Books

An age-old debate: What kind of book is better, Physical or Electronic?

For a while now readers have been divided into two groups, those who read physical books and those who read on a Kindle. With the introduction of the Kindle, many people have stopped purchasing physical books from bookstores for quite a few valid reasons. As a reader who utilises both physical and Ebooks, I think that I can speak for both sides of the debate and provide you with a great starting point if you are thinking about buying yourself a kindle in the future. As the title of this posts suggests I will be discussing the pros and cons of reading both physical and Ebooks.

Disclaimer: There is no right or wrong way to read a book, whether it be physical or electronic. I am in no way bashing the medium that a reader chooses to engage with. 

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Books I just HAD to buy but are still sitting unread on my shelf

Okay, So from the heading of this post you should all have figured out what I’m going to be talking about today. This will probably apply to some of you readers out there! I have a bad habit of buying books that I just have to read and having them sit on my shelves for AGES.

I guess you could put this down to laziness, but let me tell you. I think it’s a little different! You know sometimes you just have this absolute need to read a book so you pick it up and just go with it and end up finishing it within a couple of hours or days. This usually occurs with me, and usually those books I have brought stay on my shelves because I fell like I’m not ready to read them yet. Hence why they are left unread. It’s funny though, seeing my parents question my whole process. They just don’t understand why I keep going out and buying more books to sit on my shelf. I guess anyone who doesn’t read wouldn’t understand. It doesn’t really matter how long they have been on my shelves, it could be months or days, I will end up reading them!

So without further analysis about this topic, I guess I should tell you guys all about these books that I have not read yet that are feeling lonely on my bookshelf.

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My Book Blogging Goals for 2016

Holey Moley, IT’S NEARLY 2016. I mean seriously where the hell has this year gone!!!!!????

Here are some goals that I have created for next year!

  • Reach 50+ Followers! (Because I’m vain like that)
  • Blog as frequently as I can (Mon, Wed, Fri)
  • Try to be more talkative with other people on this website
  • Read More Books!! (20+ Yes a small goal, because I want to actually achieve it!)
  • Gain more active followers! You guys should talk to me more! (sorry, I’ll try harder, I promise)
  • Get into contact with publishers and see if I’m able to do reviews for them (hopefully, fingers crossed!)
  • Find an appropriate theme (I’m not loving mine right now, a fresh start is needed)
  • Improve on my grammar and punctuation (because I believe I’m not doing well with those!)
  • Improve on my reviews and posts! (More professional type reviews and no waffle! [I know, waffles are just too good though])
  • Find my Mojo on here and Instagram (failing hard)
  • Gain more confidence!!


Do you guys have any new years resolutions or goals for 2016? If so please tell me! Have a great year guys, let’s hope it doesn’t go as fast as 2015! (God help us please)



Books I Would Take with Me to a Deserted Island

This post is obviously going to be all about books I would take with me if I was going to be deserted on an Island. This would include:

1 – Vampire Academy Books (SHOCK HORROR OMG)


I would bring the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead with me if I was going to be stranded on an Island. Not only because they are my favourite books, but because I don’t think I can get sick of them at all. I would read them quite a few times as I wait to be rescued and meanwhile relax in the sun. Argh, If you haven’t read them do yourself a massive favour!



2 – Throne of Glass series 

Since I have only started this series I think it would be fair to say I would read this quite quickly if I was deserted on an Island by myself. Who knows, I could end up hating it and burying it in the sand OR absolutely love it and it could outdo VA (HAHA NEVER!)




3 – The Perks of being a Wallflower

This is a book I haven’t read yet so I would bring this book with me because I have been wanting to read it for quite some time. I loved the movie and am hoping that the book will be even better than the movie!


Warm Bodies


4 – Warm Bodies

Warm bodies is my current read so I guess it’s a no-brainer to bring it with me. Again, if I dislike it I’ll bury it in the sand somewhere *shrugs*



5 – Glass Sword 





percyjacksonbazbox.jpg6 – Percy Jackson books

Because God help me I haven’t read a single one of them and I swear if I’m going to be marooned on an Island I want something to keep my mind off the fact that I’m by myself *sobs* and I have to read it because it’s just a must!!! (It’s been on my TBR list for way too long, ITS TIME)



Okay! So they are the books I would take with me if I was deserted on an Island by myself. If you have the same kind of books you would bring with you, definitely tell me why you chose them! If not, what books would you bring with you? What are your top 3 picks?

Also, I hope they tell me before I go on this Island because I need time to pack these things! (and in some instances buy them *oops*)😂😂

Have a great day guys!!!

Bookshelves are Finally Here!

Hello, Hello!

So, recently my parents agreed that I could have a few shelves on my walls in my room. This may sound stupid and you may be asking ‘why are you even excited about this’ and ‘why do you need your parents permission??!’ but I still live in my parents house (I don’t think moving out while I’m at University is a smart idea, I need to save money) and my room is literally a shoe box and awkwardly shaped. So finally having room other then the top of a relatively normal sized desk and tallboy, I can display my beautiful books in a way that doesn’t look like clutter!

I added some fairy lights (yeah so original, I know) and some lanterns (I can hear you all sighing) to pretty it up a bit. I just cant stop staring at my shelves, weird right? 😅😂





The End of an Era – The Hunger Games Saga

(I warn you this post may contain spoilers of the Mockingjay part 2 movie, read at your own risk)

IMG_2089.jpgThe hunger games by Suzanne Collins will always hold a special piece in my heart.    

It all started with a book. Then another book, and another. And I was entranced by the Hunger Games series. My love (or obsession) for this book started a while ago, I had first heard people talk about it at high school, since it was all people would talk about. And after a while I decided to ask my mum to buy it for me so I could read it (I was too young at the time and didn’t have a job or my own money) which she gladly did. By this time my friend had already picked it up and started reading it, she would constantly text me and tell me how good it was. So the time I received my copy of the hunger games I was so excited to read it that I did so as soon as I got my hands on it. I loved it instantly, the world was unique and so were the characters. The whole idea was something new, fresh, something I haven’t come across before. Instantly there was a developing love for Peeta (team Peeta all the way!), as well as Katniss and her sister Prim.

The next thing you know I’ve finished all IMG_2108.jpgthe books and was waiting for the movie. The wait was so worth it once I saw the first movie. I though it was pretty bloody awesome, and it kept as close to the book as possible which was also another very very good thing. My friend and I practically fangirled the whole way through and pretty much cried together when prim died.

The next movie catching fire was pretty good. I did enjoy it as a whole, but I remember hating some parts of it. My friend and I saw it at the IMAX in Sydney which was so bloody cool. The screen was massive and it felt like you were in the movie. It was also 3D which was made the experience a lot more awesome. But seriously, gale is a butt.

Mockingjay part 1: it was good. I don’t think this one was my favourite out of them all. I found it lacked action and katness was starting to get in my nerves. The wait for this movie was kind of disappointing. And honestly I didn’t even buy the movie when it came out like the others (which were brought a couple of days after they released. I’m note sure whether or not it kept to the storyline since it’s been forever since I have actually read the book.

And finally for the final movie in the series, Mockingjay part 2 AKA the movie rollercoaster of emotions. I can’t even begin to explain how I felt watching the movie, Honestly I was sad, but really excited because we have waited so long for this movie to come out (well I have, it’s like waiting for Captain America – Civil war, I’m dying) which was funny to my Dad since he was laughing at my reactions before and during the movie itself. There were a few things that I felt were not touched on properly, one being (don’t read on if you haven’t read my warning at the start of this post) Prim’s death. When I watched it, I felt as if the characters didn’t react the way that I thought they would. It felt like it just happened and they moved on quickly which really annoyed me. Another death that struck me was Finnick’s, I can’t remember when I read this book (it’s been quite a while) so when that happened I nearly died, literally, I was holding onto the seats arm rests. It was intense. However, I loved how they ended the the movie, I felt as if it was true to the book and was perfect for the end of the series. I felt like it was a tad cheesy, but I guess it wasn’t that bad considering. What really got me though, was during the credits, Katniss starts singing ‘deep in the meadow‘ and oh god, I think I may have had tears (don’t tell my Dad haha).

Overall I feel like the movies complimented the books completely. There were only slight change but I felt as if all the scenes were kept accordance with the books which was pretty awesome. I loved the cast, I felt everyone who was picked was perfect for the role. They did a great job with the movies, and I’m sad to see this whole thing end, but I guess there are always going to be other things that will turn out to be bigger and better then the hunger games, who knows what will happen in the future.



Beautiful Books I’m Waiting for to Come out!

So I have a list of books that I’m waiting for to release, and I cannot contain my excitement as they all sound so good!!



  1. This is Where It Ends By Marieke Nijkamp

This book sounds so interesting! I honestly cant wait to read it. I’m really interested on this kind of topic. I did an assessment about this kind of topic and the though process behind the event and it really interests me. I just want to know what happens in this book. I’m in love with this cover, it’s very unique. Cant wait to get my hands on it!!

Comes out on: January 6th 2016 *sigh*


The principle of opportunity, Alabama’s high school finished her speech, welcoming the entire student body to a new semester and encouraging them to excel and achieve.

10:02 AM – The students get up to leave the Auditorium for their next class.

10:03 AM – The auditorium doors won’t open

10:05 AM – Someone starts shooting

Told over the span of 54 harrowing minutes from four different perspectives, terror reigns as one student’s calculated revenge turns into the ultimate game of survival

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November – TBR & Rant

Hello, Hello!

So you may have noticed that last month I was on hiatus. Well, I was having troubles with the whole reading a book within a time frame thing as well as a hell of a lot of troubles with this blog. I felt like I wasn’t fulfilling my goals with the reading because I have been so stressed with University because exams are next week (kill me now) and I’m not coping well. And just the layout and whole look and feel of my blog was annoying me to no end, to the point where I made a new one and then realised I couldn’t save it because it was only open for a few weeks (I’m so annoyed with this, I made the perfect blog and I was so happy with it but it just shut down), it took me forever to make the new blog and I put so much effort into it and I’m mad they put it down. Sorry for the rant guys, but I guess I feel like I need to explain whats going on since I’m trying to be a blogger and all. Okay, as well I feel kind of overwhelmed in this bookblog community, I’m not really sure what to post on this blog, Like I can’t post reviews because I haven’t finished my books so what do I do. I feel a little lost.

So, because of this, my TBR this month will only be two books: (yep, how low can I go?)

  1. The Goldfinch (Need to finish this, but will probably be a long one to finish and will feature in every month)
  2. I Am Number Four
  • Mini Review: The Goldfinch so far

Okay, so this book so far is quite good, however just looking at this book is making me feel intimidated, every time I look at it I know I should read it but I feel like I have to work up the courage to sit down and read it. Even though I say this, I’m always interested to read more of it. I’m currently on page 164 (yeah, still around the start of the book) and honestly I think that it will take me a while to read. I think the writing style so far is very good, but the pace is slow right now, which I think is why I’m taking forever to read it.

  • Picking up from the last moths TBR:

I still haven’t read more of The assassins blade, I think that ship has sailed and has been blown to smithereens.

Okay, thanks for sticking with me guys. And if you have read this post, Thank you and I hope you have a great day/Afternoon!

(Also, How do you like the new blog theme. I quite like it, its really cute!)